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mike hydeck. we have monika samtani with your traffic in a moment. >> looking good. >> and the weather is looking good with howard bernstein. >> a great week. we'll finish it off on a good note, a little warm, 80 to 85. and the weekend. we have good news for you as well. we're very excited about that. then some rain next week but we'll worry about that then. let's talk about this friday day planner because we are looking good. still quite dark, sunrise not until about 6:49 or so. we've got a ways to go. noontime temps will be in the mid- to upper 70s. winds out of the south 5 to 10 with a mix of clouds and sunshine today. high of 83 with a 5:00 p.m. temperature of 81 degrees. you can see some of the clouds, high clouds anyway that are out to our west, generally west of d.c. across the shenandoah valley and into the mountains of western maryland or west virginia. temperatures this morning down in the 50s in most spots. in town by the bay, we've got lower 60s. winchester 52. visibilities a little bit of an issue. we have fog reported in frederick a half mile.
down in warrenton at a mile. leonardtown and tappahannock, visibilities quite low. that's zero visibility from leonardtown. here comes monika with a traffic update. good morning. it's still looking great out there. the good news is that all of your construction from overnight is gone and all the lanes are open on all of your major thoroughfares. so far i'm going to keep my fingers crossed that your friday morning stays that way. route 32 out of columbia, 95 coming in down toward laurel, the bw parkway, no issues to report into greenbelt. all that construction in the greenbelt area on the beltway is cleared up. let's take a live look outside. if you're planning to head here on 95 at route 198, as i said, coming in from laurel and even baltimore, everything is looking good. back over to our maps. this time we'll head over to the inside of the beltway. 395 across the 14th street bridge, 295 at the 11th street bridge and even 66 toward the roosevelt bridge, all lanes are open to the river. we'll take a live look at the 14th street bridge. nice and light this morning. i'll be ba with more coming up at 5:09.
back to you. american embassies around the muslim world are on heightened alert fearing protests could intensify after friday prayers. >> meanwhile, there have been arrests in libya connected to tuesday's deadly attack on the u.s. consulate. 9news now reporter kristin fisher is live outside the state department with the latest. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning. libyan authorities are now saying that they have arrested four men in connection with this attack on the u.s. consulate that killed our ambassador to libya and three other americans. also u.s. officials are now saying that they do believe this was a coordinated attack likely conducted by a terrorist group with links to al qaeda. this evidence is all mounting two days -- excuse me, three days now after this attack took place. the evidence is mounting that this was a precisely typed precisely timed raid carried
out by militants. eastern libya's deputy interior minister said he believes the militants were tipped off to the safehouse location by infiltrators within the consulate security force. that same minister also says that the militants were likely using the civilians protesting that anti-islam film as cover for their attack. the u.s. government has condemned the attacks and the president has promised to bring justice to the people that were killed, those four americans killed in the attack. meanwhile, the protests continue across the middle east. yesterday we saw the protests spread from egypt and libya to yemen, iraq and iran. all u.s. diplomatic missions now on high alert. i'll have more on that coming up in half an hour at 5:30. >> kristin fisher live outside the state department with that latest update for us this morning. this morning an alexandria man is scheduled to be
sentenced for plotting a suicide bomb against the u.s. capitol. the 29-year-old pleaded guilty in federal court. f.b.i. acts arrested him in -- agents arrested him in february after undercover officers provided him with what was believed to be a bomb vest. in campaign 2012, republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan is making a morning speech in the district at the values voters summit. then this afternoon he'll be in harrisonburg, virginia. ryan's running mate g.o.p. presidential nominee mitt romney stopped in fairfax thursday. he began by offering words and praise of slained ambassador stevens but was interrupted by a heck letter. he went on to criticize obama's foreign policy. first lady michele obama spoke to supporters at mary washington university in fredricksburg. she told the audience the president needs four more years
to complete what he started. today maryland's public service commission will conclude its hearing into this summer's derecho storm. after traveling around the state last month to hear from utility customers, now members are asking pepco and other power companies how they can avoid week-long outages after major storms. thursday bge officials said in order to restore power within 24 hours, the whole power system would have to be redesigned. the time right now is 5:05. i am watching your money. there is a lot of economic news on the agenda this morning, but the reports are not likely to overshadow the federal reserve's new bond buying program. checking the numbers from wall street, the dow stands this morning at 13,539. check this out. 206-point rally yesterday after the fed announcement. the nasdaq was up by 41 points. and the s&p 500 was better by 23. the term reserve will spend
$40 billion a month to buy bonds hoping it will lower long- term interest rates and spur spending, maybe helping jobs as well. that program begins today. the central bank will also keep short-term interest rates at record lows through 2015. a glooming reading on the jobs front. the labor department announced that the number of americans looking for unemployment benefits is up to its highest level in two months. but the agency also pointed out the 382,000 claims were likely skewed by hurricane isaac. it disrupted work, particularly for seasonable workers for about 9,000 people. the house has passed a six months spending bill last night before members leave washington next week to campaign for reelection. the temporary spending bill would avert a government shutdown when the current budget year expires september 30. that pushes hundreds of decision on day-to-day operations and budgets of federal agencies off till the next congress. there are signs of progress
you can see in southern maryland, leonardtown coming in with zero visibility, half mile in frederick. we also have a little bit of fog out toward culpeper and also down in the tappahannock area where some of the visibilities there are down to about a quarter after mile. we'll have another decent day around here. it's been a great week. why not finish it on a good note with a mix of clouds and sunshine. by noon 77. i think we'll top out about 83 or so still nice this evening, perhaps a few more clouds, 80. slight chance after shower tonight as a cold front comes through. that means we'll have a fine weekend with highs generally in the upper 70s. we'll have the full seven-day forecast in about five. right now over to monika with a look at your timesaver traffic. all lanes open on the beltway in prince george's county. for example, here near kenilworth avenue where overnight you do have the roadblocked but right now everything is open between 95 and the wilson bridge. i'll be back with more traffic coming up in a few minutes at 5:16. 5:09. here's what's making news now. marathon talks have gone on
overnight in hopes of resolving the chicago teachers strike. teachers in the nation's third largest school district walked off the job at the beginning of the week. pennsylvania's supreme court is weighing arguments on the state's voter identification law. opponents of the law claim it unfairly targets the elderly, poor and minorities. we're less like -- who are less likely to have photo i.d. the state says it's a way to protect against photo fraud. a court is expected to issue a ruling by month's end. thousands of people are filling emergency shelters in guatemala after a huge eruption from the volcano. authorities are trying to get more than 30,000 people out of harm's way. yesterday's eruption sent a cloud of ash half a mile into the air. we've all done this. we've skipped the workouts. so join me on my journey from couch to 5k. you can do this, too. we're going to have more on this coming up at 5:37.
still great. here's howard. >> the "u.s.a. today," a big blue dot now. they're good but not as accurate as i am. it's still on the back page of the main section. let's get you going with a look at the bus stop forecast on this friday morning. bus stop forecast, this weather has been great. it's endured this week but it's going to change too early next week. partly cloudy, patchy fog, 50s and 60s. we have the sunrise not until 6:49. as far as today, a mix of clouds and sunshine. mid-60s at 9:00. mid- to upper 70s though for lunch. it's been a great week to have lunch outside today. we'll keep that streak going. by 5:00, 81 after topping out 3:30, 4:00 p.m. at about 83 or so. average high is 80. fog a bit of an issue. frederick visibility a half mile. we're holding to a mile in warrenton but in the southern maryland area around
leonardtown, we've come up from zero to half mile and still about a quarter mile at the tappahannock airport there down in virginia. got a little bit of fog to deal with. temperatures in the 50s in most areas this morning although when you head toward d.c., 64. but 54 laurel. 54 crofton. 55 in great falls this morning. 56 in haymarket. pretty uniform air mass but we're close to those dew points and that's why in some areas we have that patch or two of fog. here's our michael & son weather camera. it's quiet this morning in tysons corner, virginia with a temperature of 64. calm winds. partly cloudy conditions. the miewmedty at 78 -- the humidity at 80%. the dew point not really high enough to concern ourselves with a front coming in. you can see where the front is with 40 in bismarck. 56 minneapolis. the front is back here. the front has been producing lots of showers out to our west, even down in texas coming up toward kansas and missouri and in toward detroit this morning. we're watching some of those showers. behind the front, got some cooler air trying to move in. that's going more east than
south. ahead of the front the warm stuff. the low to mid-80s like what we'll be seeing for this afternoon. a couple of clouds streaming in off the appalachians but as far as the futurecast, looks like a quiet day. could be an isolated shower toward norfolk, virginia beach. tonight we'll watch the front get closer and closer to us. here it is coming in overnight. by tomorrow morning 6:00 a.m. passing d.c. but without much in the way of fanfare. maybe a few showers up in southern new york and well east of us. then tomorrow we return back into the sunshine with high temperatures in the 70s. looks very nice for the weekend. 83 today. pretty nice, right? tonight a stray shower mainly north of town. lows in the low 60s d.c., mid- 50s north and west. tomorrow upper 70s. a little breezy but a sunny day. sunday pleasant, clouds building a little bit more in the afternoon. again the upper 70s. then next week showers likely monday and tuesday. tuesday 76. monday 76. tuesday 78 and wednesday
cooler, 72. monika samtani's track be the traffic this morning. i've been looking at the cameras and i'm not missing anything. there's really not much going on. all is quiet on the north side of town, college park, into bethesda on the beltway. we'll take a live look at the beltway near kenilworth avenue and prince george's county and this is a good indication of what it looks like both loops of the beltway as you head through prince george's county. if you're planning to head elsewhere, let's take a look at our maps. no problems to report on the west side of town on the inbound side of the dulles toll road, 66 out of centreville toward fairfax, the beltway through tysons corner no issues as well. we'll take a live look one more time outside. here's what it looks like 66 coming in from about route 50 toward vienna, fairfax and the beltway. i'll be back with more traffic at 5:23. back to you guys. >> thanks, monika. while the nats are riding high, d.c. united's playoff hopes have suffer add setback.
>> the green bay packers pull off a fake field goal as they play the bears. more highlights coming up in sports. >> but first we want to take another look at our question of the morning. 78% of kids under 18 have never used one of these. is it a, a lawnmower, b, a typewriter, or c, an answering machine? >> here is a look at a response you posted on the wusa9 facebook fan page. kind of stumped this morning. was going to say typewriter but i think the percentage would be higher. i'm going with a, lawnmower. log on to the wusa9 facebook fan page, leave your response. we'll have the correct answer during the 6:00 hour. >> congratulations to thursday's gas card winner adrian walker. there are still six more gas cards to give away. >> if you give the right answer, you will have a chance to win a $50 gas card. one winner will be randomly chosen every day until all of the gift cards are given away.
in the people, businesses, and organizations that call greater washington home. whether it's funding an organization that provides new citizens with job training, working with an anacostia school that promotes academic excellence, or supporting an organization that serves 5,000 meals a day across d.c., what's important to the people of greater washington is important to us, and we're proud to work with all those who are making our communities stronger. 5:21 on this friday morning. a couple patches of fog in southern maryland. spoke to charlie in catlett in fauquier county and he said a little bit of fog around. temperatures in the low to mid- 50s. as we head toward 9:00, a mix of sunshine and clouds. mist 60s here. -- mid-60s here. not bad for lunch time. look at all the 70s across the board. even 80 in baltimore and frederick. this afternoon partly sunny. a 3:00 temperature 82.
high around 83. some trickeration made the difference in last night's game. >> green bay packers lined up for a field goal in the 2 ndz quarter but instead the kicker flipped the ball to crabtree and he took it 27 yards for a touchdown. green bay's -- [indiscernible] cutler threw four intersections. packers win it 23-10. here's dave owens with the rest of your morning sports. happy friday, everybody. this is it, the final hurdle to the nats claiming the nl east crown begins this weekend. it's not a tall hurdle either. atlanta hosting the nats, eight and a half games back with 17 to go. it would take a historic collapse for washington not to take the title. by the way, who needs stephen strasburg anyway, right? just joking. fresh off a gotham city sweep, they head to atlanta after
beating the mets last night, the manager davey johnson was asked about the braves series. he usually keep it is very vanilla but not this time. >> it's a big series. we need to drive the nail in the scoff ten over here and -- coffin over here and come into atlanta in a good frame of mind and that's what we're doing. >> oh's, rays -- as, rays -- os, rays, here comes matt joyce. can't get there. in comes the winning run. os tied for first with the yankees. wow. who saw that coming? tough news from the world of local soccer. d.c. united dwayne dizorio has a sprain in the knee. he'll miss the remainder of the season. that's a tough one. not sure if you know or care but the nhl is a day away from the lockout. the owners are saying let's do it. yesterday they met in new york and unanimously voted to put the kabosh on the season if a
deal isn't met with the players by tomorrow. that's a quick look at sports. have a great friday, everybody. sometimes you walk up the stairs and you get to the top and -- [ huffing ] i have that problem. i'm trying to fix that problem, getting a little more fit. more on that coming up. >> the demolition crews are called in in an effort to transform a naikdz. here's monika -- in a neighborhood. here's monika. >> take a look on the far right of your screen. a police chase ended in an accident on the outer loop after kenilworth avenue where only the left lane is getting by. i'll have details coming up in my next report. you're watching 9news now. we'll be right back.
i'm andrea roane. it sounds so great. it's friday. i'm jessica doyle in for mike hydeck who is off this friday. he just wasn't feeling that way. >> sure. >> monika samtani with traffic. not looking so good. >> not anymore. >> the weather is still rolling along. >> can't blame it on weather. >>it's been a great week. next week we'll get back to reality but this morning we're looking good. going to start you out with a quick look outside here on your michael & son weather cam. we're in northwest d.c. now. all is quiet on wisconsin avenue here just before 5:30 on this friday morning. 64 in town with 77 by noon. mix of clouds and sunshine today. high 83 with a 5:00 p.m. temperature 81 degrees. going to be another nice one out there but not as crystal clear in the sky cover as the last couple of days. you see the clouds right here. they're coming closer to us. we have the partly cloudy conditions out west. temperatures have dropped into the 350s in most areas -- in
the 50s in most areas. it's 64 d.c. with 52 manassas. the fog is down to quarter visibility. half mile in warrenton. let's go to monika and find out about the incidents she's talking about in prince george's county. it was a high speed police chase which ended on the outer loop of the beltway after kenilworth avenue. see all that red already forming on the northbound side of the beltway right here in prince george's county, only the left lane is getting by. first let's go to our mdot camera. take a look at it. you'll see it -- actually, they moved the camera. this is what you're dealing withouter loop of the beltway trying to get toward kenilworth avenue. let's go to our chart camera and see if we can take another look at it from college park perspective. there you go. there is the activity and the left side of the road is getting by. that's what you have to deal with early, early this friday morning. i'm so sorry but police are telling us that hopefully it shouldn't be there for too much longer.
back over to the maps this time over to virginia on the northbound side of i-95 you're fine. we'll take a live look in springfield where the lanes are open. i'll be back with more on that situation at 5:37. back to you guys. >> monika, thank you. libyan authorities say they have made arrests in connection to the consulate attack which killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. >> this morning security is tight at u.s. diplomatic installations around the muslim world. 9 news now reporter kristin fisher is live at the state department with more on the story. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning. people here at the state department very concerned about their colleagues overseas. all u.s. diplomatic missions overseas, especily in the middle east have been placed on high alert as these protests now begin to enter their fourth day. overnight let me show thu video. we're looking at protesters in cairo just outside the u.s. embassy there. you can see fires and small explosions lighting up the streets just outside the
embassy. president obama now asking -- now asking folks in egypt to provide more security and then yesterday those protests al expanded to yemen, iran, and iraq. they're protesting of course the anti-islam youtube video that secretary of state hill run clinton has called disgusting and reprehensible. evidence is mounting that militants who killed the u.s. ambassador to libya and three other americans were using the protests as cover for their attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. local neighbors there say it is not representative of how most libyans feel towards americans. take a listen. >> what happened here is not representing the libyans, especially not representing our islam. we're not like that. we feel shame. we feel shame for what happened. they were here to help us. they helped us and they were helping us and we really need
this help. >> reporter: the other big news this morning, libyan authorities now say they have arrested four men in connection with the attack on the u.s. consulate on tuesday. libyan authorities say they are investigating those four men. also the f.b.i. agents are also on the scene conducting their own investigation. the other big news, u.s. officials now believe that this was indeed a coordinated attack, very well planned, very well executed, and it was likely led by a group with connections to al qaeda. a lot of new developments this morning but of course these protests continuing now into their fourth day. back to you. >> kristin fisher reporting live from the state department. this afternoon classmates after murdered central high school student will hold a memorial service on the school's football field. 18-year-old marckel ross was shot and killed early tuesday as he walked to school. last night prince george's county police showed up at back- to-school night to talk with parents and students about the
murder. friends also held a candlelight vigil at the spot where the junior honor roll student was killed. a northern virginia man who's been on death row for 11 years could be freed after a bond hearing today. wolfe was a star running back at chantilly high school -- justin wolfe was involved in drugs dealing marijuana. but the witnesses who helped get wolfe convicted of a drug- related murder later recanted their testimony and that led to a court overturning his murder conviction. virginia's board of health is set to vote today on a new regulation for abortion clinics. in june the board went against state attorney general ken cuccinelli and removed a provision which would have required clinics to meet the same standards as new hospitals. but then kush nellie -- cuccinelli refused to certify the regulations saying the board overstepped its authority. more than three years later met free has fixed the faulty train detection system at the root of the dedzly 2009 --
dedzly 2009 -- deadly 2009 crash. it should prevent trains on the same line from getting too close to each other. trains could soon return to automatic control. metro has been running trains in manual mode since the accident. a vacant apartment complex is about to become a pile of rubble. prince george's county executive rushern baker helped strike the first blows. the demolition is part of baker's transforming neighborhoods initiatives which targets six areas of the county with high crime rates, poor student performance and economic -- [ inaudible ] our jessica doyle has set an ambitious goal. >> i'll be really sweaty. i'm going to get blisters, aches and pains. coming up after the break, how you can join my couch to 5k challenge.
welcome back. 5:36. it's been a great weather week. this morning comfortable, a little more humid and that's led to a little bit of fog in a few spots like frederick and leonardtown, warrenton and tappahannock area. visibilities there a half mile or less. our day planner calls for a mix. clouds and sunshine. noontime temps in the 70s. 3:00 82. that will be close to the high of 83 with a 6:00 p.m. temperature of 80. the full weekend forecast coming up in a few minutes inside. right now over to monika with timesaver traffic. we've been telling you about police activity on the beltway here in prince george's county. it's on the outer loop near route 1. you can see that traffic is now getting by but you do have a backup. it is attracting attention and they had all but one lane blocked for some time. i'll be back with more information on this activity coming up at 5:47. you want to shape up?
get off the couch. couch to 5k with jessica doyle. >> i'm inspired. game on here. >> we're running in hawaii. >> we're on a highway. we're running this morning. >> what is this all about? >> this is about the fact that i sometimes get winded walking upstairs. what is this program about? maybe you've heard of these before? they're really simple training programs that take you if you don't have the greatest physical fitness owe owe if your -- -- if your physical fitness isn't fantastic, it's a slow training session and i started my program this week. >> how does it work? how slowly do we build up to something? >> 5k sounds really, really hard. but how does running for 60 seconds and then walking for 90 seconds sound? if you do that over and over
again, you build up your endurance and you can do it. that's sort of my goal. so this week my program started with a 5-minute brisk walk to get warmed up because i have a bad hip. everybody has got something. then i ran for 60 seconds, walked for 90 seconds, ran for 60 seconds until i hit 20 minutes. and i have -- i've been blogging about this on my new blog with wusa9 and i've been taking some video. >> look how good she looks? >> this is my headband because i'm an athlete now. i took video from my first run to show you how i felt going into it and how i felt after it. >> reporter: can't start a 5k on day one, at least i can't. so i'm not going to try. but i am going to check back in with you periodically. i want you to check in with me. i want you to comment. i want you to be tough.
tough love. motivate me. i've got my arm band on. i'm going to be sweaty and disgusting. i'm going to tell you exactly how i feel and i want you to do the same, okay. hey guys, run number one in the books. not so bad. it's okay. i think i need to get a stop watch or a pedestrian or -- or a pedometer or something or an app to help pace myself a little bit better. >> i am hurting a little bit. my hip hurts a little bit but i'm used to that. i have sigh at came. i'm -- sciatica. i'm like an old lady. i have done two runs. i have one more so three for the week. you can find my blog through facebook. it's couch to 5k at tumbler at jessica doyle. you can find that if you google
it. i'm very supportive. people are excited and want to run with me and i want you to run with me, too. speaking of people who can run farther than jessica, the washington mystics are holding a special fund-raiser at their game this sunday. we'll have more on that coming up. >> the big apple is trying to take a big swig at the obesity problem. >> first we want to say happy birthday to these celebrities who are celebrating today. remember him from "star trek"? walter koenig is 76. larry brown is 72. sam neill is 65. melissa leo is 52. russian president dimitri medvedev is 47. if it's your birthday, happy
good morning. welcome back to 9 news now. 5:45 on a friday. we're happy to say that because it's the last day in the long workweek, the beginning of a great weekend, and we've just been enjoying your forecast this entire week. >> the weather has been fantastic. i hope you enjoyed every week in spite of the weather. the weather is going to be great. >> when it's 101, 110, you know, we can't enjoy your forecast. we appreciate it. >> thank you. you're still in the doghouse. let's get you going with a look at the bus stop forecast on this friday morning. we're so happy it's friday and it's been nice and going to be nice right through the weekend. this morning a touch or two of fog. otherwise partly cloudy skies. temps running in the 50s and 60s this morning. sunrise not until 6:49. we'll have that mix of clouds and sunshine today. by noon 77 so another great day to be outside enjoying lunch
outside. hey, control room, can you get me my appropriator monitor back? 82 at 5:00. at 6:00 we're looking at 80 degrees straight up. high today about 83. it really is going to be another decent day but we have a little fog up in frederick, quarter mile visibility. warrenton quarter mile. same with leonardtown. tappahannock we've increased their visibilities from a half to two and a half miles. 56 in baltimore this morning with easton at 58. in fact most of the suburbs low to mid-50s. we've fallen into the 40s you down toward harrisonburg. even culpeper this morning at an even 48. locally we've got the 50s here although lovettsville wouldn't surprise me if there's a touch of fog here as well in northern loudoun county with their temperature of 49 and even around laytonsville at 53. 54 for bowie and 57 in fairfax. outside on our michael & son weather cam, we're looking at northwest washington, wisconsin avenue on the bottom part of your screen. a nice, quiet morning.
as i said, still an hour or so till the sunrise. 64, partly cloudy. humidity at 80 purposes. with calm winds notice the dew point 58. we're getting some of the suburb temperatures and the dew point could be very close and with the light winds, that's why that fog has formed in a few spots. what's going to happen over the weekend? we'll get a front to come through tonight. it's producing showers from detroit to almost indianapolis and st. louis. the front comes through tonight. ahead of it a warm day with a couple of clouds mixed with the sunshine, highs in the 80s. even though you see the showers now, i'll show you the futurecast. the front doesn't have much moisture to work with. here is at 6:00 approaching pittsburgh. we'll get you to the overnight period. you see the front coming through with clouds but any showers well east of us, well north of us and around here just a stray shower near the pennsylvania border. we're not going to see much. tomorrow we start out good and finish good with a lot of sunshine and a nice weekend
ahead. today 83, a mix of clouds and sun. shoot chance of a shower, 50s and 60s. saturday sunny, pleasant, 78. sunday also 78. much needed rain returns next week. cooler and drier by wednesday, 72. monika samtani 5:48. it has been a troublesome morning in spots. you know why we have the reputation as one of the worst traffic areas? police activity and the beltway, 495. look at this. it's 5:48 in the morning and the red which is the delay begins in new carrollton heading northbound on the beltway toward route 1. let's go to a live picture. first of all i'm going to show you the activity is gone. there's nothing left on the beltway right here. beltway near route 1. let's take a look now from our sky 9. this is the delay. i think you're going to go very slowly on the northbound side of the beltway in prince george's county because of that residual effect of that police
activity which again as you saw is now gone. let's go over to 270 if you're planning to head over to the southbound side. no issues to report except for that slow traffic. in fact, we'll take a live look if you're planning to head down from frederick toward route 109. off and on delays toward 121. the pace improves in germantown. i'll be back with more traffic at 6:00. >> thank you, monika. this sunday the washington mystics are teaming up with the inova breast cancer institute for the fifth annual breast health awareness game and post- game auction. mystics chief operating officer graig bibb is here -- greg bibb is here this morning to tell us more about the event. thank you for getting up this morning and being here with us. for five years you've been doing this with area hospitals. why do you think the mystics organization believes this is such an important cause to get behind. >> good morning. breast cancer and the fight against it is a terrible disease as it s it's an important initiative for the wwaa and the washington mystics.
when you stop and think of all the advancements that have come in recent times but nearly 250,000 people were diagnosed last year alone. nearly 40,000 die from the disease, including over 2,000 men. the fight forges o. we're happy to take part at the league level, at our company level and with the team. >> absolutely. so again it's happening this sunday. what time is the game and who are you playing? >> we're playing new york liberty. tipoff is at 4:00. the auction will immediately follow the game. >> tipoff at 4:00. auction after the game. what are some of the enticing items to keep people around and bidding and raising money? >> aside from the game, it's a great reason to come out to verizon center on sunday. we have a host of items up for bid, about 35 actually. some concert tickets to great shows coming to verizon including justin bieber one direction. we have trips to the finals, autographed basketballs from the united states olympic teams and of course the marquee items up for bid are the game worn
jerseys. this is would a typical washington mystics home jersey looks like. but on sunday the players will all wear pink in support of breast cancer survivors. this is what the jersey will look like on sunday. wear this jersey. immediately after the game the players will come out and we'll auction these off and hopefully a lot of people will take these home and raise a lot of money for an important cause. >> do you have a specific goal? >> we've been fortunate to raise about $200,000 for this fight over the last four years so hopefully we'll have another great day on sunday. >> we hope we have a win and a win for those of us in the fight against breast cancer, men and women. thank you very much and thanks to the mystics for what they've been doing for the past five years. the best of luck on the game on sunday. >> thank you very much. >> you're welcome. jethank you, andrea. making news now at 5:51, libyan officials say four people are under arrest in connection with the deadly attack on the u.s.
consulate in benghazi. tuesday's attack killed four americans, including ambassador chris stevens and itself u.s. is bracing for more possible violence at its embassies in the muslim world following friday prayers. health officials expect the number of new cases of the west nile virus to start dropping. the centers for disease control says this year's outbreak has been the worst since we first learned about west nile back in 1999. at least 180 people have died, including a handful in our area. more than 2600 have gotten sick. new york city cracking down on large size sugary drinks. the city board of health voted to ban the sale of any sugar sweetened drink larger than 16 ounces. health officials say it's a crackdown on a major cause of obesity but a lot of people simply aren't happy with this. the law goes into effect in march. the nation's most widely circulated paper has a different look this morning. that story is coming up. >> plus, we'll take a look at some of the new movies in
theaters today. >> but first, i've been combing through the day's daily deals, e-mails and retailer websites to find you deep discounts. here are some of my favorites on this friday morning. are you in search of an extra flat screen tv for your home? best buy is offering a 26-inch dynex lcd hdtv. $139.99. you're saving 60 bucks off the normal price. this also includes free shipping. today only, e-bay is offering a brand new samsung digital camera at 60% off the normal price. you're going to get this one for $110.99. this includes free shipping. and the circus is in town. the big apple circus comes to the dulles town center in sterling. they're going to put on a number of shows in september and october. living social offering you 51% off the cost of a ticket. you can find them on this website for as low as 22 bucks.
in the people, businesses, and organizations that call greater washington home. whether it's funding an organization that provides new citizens with job training, working with an anacostia school that promotes academic excellence, or supporting an organization that serves 5,000 meals a day across d.c., what's important to the people of greater washington is important to us, and we're proud to work with all those who are making our communities stronger. welcome back. time to take a look at some of the new movies in theaters today. the fifth installment of the resident evil franchise is out. alice finds herself in the middle of the umbrella
corporations's most tightly guarded facility while hunting down those responsible for turning humans into zombies. really? really? even local theaters are showing the film arbatraz starring river charred gere and susan sarandon. his web of lies about his professional and personal life start to unravel when his mistress is killed in a car crash. detectives get a whiff of the tycoon's dirty business deals. i don't care what it's b. i just want to look at him. right, annual dray ya? an oldie but goody for the whole family is coming out in 3- d. pixar is rereleasing "finding nemo." the clown fish is looking for his missing friend and ellen degenres's fish character tries to help despite her short-term memory loss. i can watch that over and over. so cute. >> well, if you haven't picked up a "u.s.a. today" paper this morning, you're in for quite a surprise. take a look. >> our parent company gannett
has completely redesigned and reimagined the country's most widely circulated up in. bruce leshan was there for the big d.c. launch -- circulated newspaper. bruce leshan was there for the big d.c. launch. a star studded gala at the smithsonian's national corporate gallery brought our first look at the "u.s.a. today" of the future. 30 years ago "u.s.a. today" revolutionized newspapers with crisp, clear stories and snazzy graphics. now from web to tablet to plain old paper, editor in chief dave callaway says "u.s.a. today" has been retooled for the next 30 years. >> short stories, great packaging, great graphics and video and bringing them out across the web, tablets and mobile, that's the future. >> reporter: plenty of people are worried about the future of newspapers and journalism and reporters but these thinkers say hey, gutenberg didn't make
any money when he first printed the bible nearly 600 years ago. >> 60 million people last month read "u.s.a. today" on some digital platform, something that we did. and we know -- so we know they want us. >> reporter: from political super stars to olympic sports stars. >> you do such a great job of covering it. i think it really informs people back home. >> reporter: nearly everyone agrees we can't survive as a free and vibrant society without professional media like "u.s.a. today." in washington, bruce leshan, 9news. >> we read it every day religiously. this is the new look again. thank you for watching 9news now at 6:00 a.m. good morning. i'm andrea roane. i'm jessica doyle. mike is off on this friday morning. monika is going to have traffic in a moment. >> she has problem there is but no problems with howard's forecast. >> we've been cruising right along at full speed all week. it's going to be another nice day around